Category Archives: Life and sea stories

Just another ride … with 13,000 friends

Excellence is good — it makes you feel better about everything. The “Bike MS” movement is one of excellence. If you are having difficulty visualizing 13,000 cyclists, so was I. I am not certain that I have fully absorbed the … Continue reading

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The BP MS 150 is coming . . . SOON!

(Post-ride blog here) This weekend, April 16-17. My first ride in the event, and my first genuine “Century Ride” (100 miles) followed by the remaining 78 miles from LaGrange into Austin for the finish on Sunday. I will be riding … Continue reading

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Why Do We Let Girls Dress Like That? – WSJ.com

All of which brings me to a question: Why do so many of us not only permit our teenage daughters to dress like this—like prostitutes, if we’re being honest with ourselves—but pay for them to do it with our AmEx … Continue reading

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(67 x 3) + 74 = 83

If you don’t follow that math, it’s understandable. But if you take a geezer-squad of three guys 67 years young (two of them precisely that age) and one of 74 years, and put them on bicycles out to prove nothing, … Continue reading

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When is enough, enough?

Possibly never? Or way too late? When a person has been involved in a profession, business, public service, or elected office is it possible to fall into that infamous slot similar to fish or company overstaying a welcome? Of course … Continue reading

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For my 67th year I … Uh, WHAT was I thinking?

Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 and it is a cold, clear day. Couple of weeks until the 67th anniversary of my day of birth. Dang, it’s colder than forecast, hoping it warms soon. The ride that Don laid out yesterday will … Continue reading

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How to avoid becoming a lawyer

As you may know, it did not work out that way. But it was not due to a lack of trying on my part. I think subconsciously that since my dad was a lawyer, I wanted to “do my own … Continue reading

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Some classics of Marble Falls: G.L. and Jeannette Jones

(Note: I’ve resumed an old quest to develop my genealogy database and in the process, stumbled across the following entry on http://www.rootsweb.com — from 2004 — which I had totally forgotten) The following is from an email I just sent … Continue reading

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What do ya want me to do? Die of old age?

A geezer-odyssey of (potentially) epic proportions involving two wheels, three wheels, and 132 years of combined ages all coalesce on a New Year’s Eve day in 2010. Continue reading

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Be careful with your friends

That’s careful with, not about, your friends. More on that later. Caution: this is long and probably only of real interest to friends from “back home.” My friend from about the 7th grade and all through high school had a … Continue reading

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